water, water, everywhere…

18th March 2023

With plus 4 degrees centigrade at 900 metres it was always going to be a THAW day. The snow is soft and wet with standing slush on some paths – definitely a wet boot day. Burns are up and care needs to be taken when crossing the larger ones. Thankfully the freezing level will lower overnight to between 900 metres and 1200 metres depending on which part of the area you are in. The snow on the highest summits of the main Cairngorms will start to refreeze, eventually becoming firm and icy.

The cloud base was lower than 600 metres today, so no meaningful photography took place on the hills. Tomorrow might be better – fingers crossed!

Linn of Muick

Fast flowing burns

Glasallt Falls

Poor visibility above 600 metres. Soft wet snow underfoot ~ wet boot day!

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